Optional descant: We are marching ever marching.

We are marching, ever marching,

Marching onward, ever onward.

We are pioneers; we’re marching pioneers!

1. You don’t have to push a handcart,

Leave your fam’ly dear,

Or walk a thousand miles or more

To be a pioneer!

2. You do need to have great courage,

Faith to conquer fear,

And work with might for a cause that’s right

To be a pioneer!

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner, born 1927; © 1980 LDS
Music: Ruth Muir Gardner, born 1927; arr. by Vanja Y. Watkins, born 1938; © 1980 LDS

Deut. 31:6

Music, To Be a Pioneer Music, To Be a Pioneer

Illustrated by Beth Whittaker